Jesus gives us all a hand
Over the past several weeks, Hazel Webb has been given some words for Jubilee which she shares with us today. The key themes are Jesus’ healing hands and His love and encouragement for Jubilee and our community.
God’s love revealed
In the last couple of months there have been several times I have felt that God has been showing me His amazing love through various different ways . I think He particularly wants to encourage those who may be feeling anxious, disappointed or confused.
It all began when a lovely Christian lady I met in Wales shared with me her love of the picture of Durer’s Praying hands. Over the weeks I kept seeing these hands of Jesus reaching down to lift us up as a church. I felt that Jesus was showing us the holes in His palms, the sign of His love for us.
A picture of Jesus
Back in January whilst worshipping I had a picture of Jesus standing at the front of the church with all of us reaching out and touching the hem of His garment for physical, emotional and spiritual healing. I felt God say, ‘This healing is not only for Jubilee but is to be taken by us out into the world’. (This reminded me of Luke 8:43-48 about the woman who bled for 12 years and was healed by touching Jesus garment.)
The following Sunday as we worshipped I again had the distinct impression of Jesus reaching down and showing me the holes in His hands. He spoke to me about healing broken people and showing love to the world.
Then I came across a tweet from The Pope with more pictures of Jesus’ hands and the verses – Matt 11:28. ‘Come to me who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest’ and the assurance from John 10:28 ‘No one will snatch them out of my hand’.
Out of all this encouragement I made a vision board :
Finally, I have written a poem inspired by what I felt God speaking to me. This has been such an encouragement to me, I hope it is for you too:
Listen to Hazel reading her poem
JESUS’ HANDS. ( a love poem to us)
FOR NOW is the time to come away with ME,
REACH UP, take my HAND, refresh your mind.
COME SEE, you can BE FREE,
feel your broken spirit being healed.
Let us walk through woods and Fields
and soar through the SKY
together YOU and I.
Let us dive into the depths of the sea
and stare from mountain peaks into SPACE.
Let us cover our broken world with prayer,
Our Father God’s body
And look into His precious, GRACIOUS FACE.
There is NOTHING we cannot DO TOGETHER,
See the saving holes in my HANDS.
How close we are
And with what fervour I love YOU,
my sister, my brother
as we travel through eternity
I give you my HAND to lead and to GUIDE
to places and spaces I want YOU TO TAKE ME,
for I NEED you to SEE
The burdens under which other people HIDE.
Let them know WHO I am
And with what fervour I love them TOO.
Tell them about the saving holes in my HANDS
And what I came TO DO.
In trouble I WILL STILL your spirit
and I WILL deposit PEACE in your soul.
STOP, WAIT AND PRAY
as I take AWAY confusion and anxiety.
NOW REACH UP, find my HAND AGAIN
I will refresh your faith, THEN
I will release your spirit to SOAR,
be free to PRAISE once MORE
as you lean into our Father GOD.
Thank you so much Hazel for sharing the words and pictures God has laid on your heart.